Three-day jubilee commemorates perseverance of the faithful and the hope of better days to come
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai blesses children at St Mary's Cathedral during the start of a three-day commemoration of the history of the Catholic Church in Myanmar (Photo by John Zaw)
John Zaw and Michael Sainsbury, Yangon
Myanmar, November 21, 2014
Thousands of Catholics arrived in Yangon on Friday for the start of a three-day celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, attended the opening ceremony of the celebration at St Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon on behalf of Pope Francis, bearing with him the good tidings and love of the pontiff to the people of Myanmar.